The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Rankings

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In the World#2198 of 14178
In North America#682 of 2629
In the United States#624 of 2528
In Texas#36 of 119
In Edinburg#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
80%
Average SAT
1040
Average ACT
20
Aid receiving
90%
Undergraduates
24,965
Graduates
4,148
Male:Female Ratio
41:59
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
utrgv.edu

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate80%81%80%
Applicants11,1184,4846,634
Admissions8,9123,6235,289
Freshmen enrolled full time4,4771,8452,632
Freshmen enrolled part time316161155

12,319 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2,521 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
2,496 or 52%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 950
or below

75% of them
had 1130
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are 950-1130 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
3,389 or 71%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 17
or below

75% of them
had 22
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are 17-22 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Hispanic26019 (89%)
White980 (3%)
Nonresident Alien774 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown597 (2%)
Asian419 (1%)
Black or African American219 (0.8%)
Two or more races69 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander25 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native3 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$9,465
Students receiving aid
90%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$6,664$5,959
Tuition in-state$6,664$5,959
Tuition out-of-state$16,792$13,555
Fee in-district$1,468$1,169
Fee in-state$1,468$1,169
Fee out-of-state$1,468$1,169

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,206
Combined charge for room and board$8,252

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Biology & Biological Sciences, General49828
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration45614
Psychology, General354
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other33417
Business Administration and Management, General204101
Kinesiology and Exercise Science22417
Social Work15867
Rehabilitation Science225
Accounting17938
Mechanical Engineering14320
English Language and Literature, General12814
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse138
Special Education and Teaching, General120
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General10100
Physician Assistant92
Fine & Studio Arts, General8010
Computer Science7613
Educational Leadership and Administration, General843
Mass Communication & Media Studies82
Finance, General80
Mathematics, General6315
History, General686
Biomedical Sciences, General70
Curriculum and Instruction5812
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General3924
Marketing & Marketing Management, General63
Chemistry, General539
Spanish Language and Literature4516
Civil Engineering, General592
Electrical and Electronics Engineering537
Public Administration56
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling & Counselor438
Sociology425
Speech Communication and Rhetoric42
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General42
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services39
Music, General326
Political Science and Government, General38
Computer Engineering, General35
International Business & Trade & Commerce32
Language Interpretation and Translation1612
Manufacturing Engineering188
Reading Teacher Education21
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing21
Physics, General173
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist20
Environmental Science19
Music Performance, General18
Management Information Systems, General18
Health and Wellness, General17
Social Sciences, General17
Anthropology17
Child Care and Support Services Management16
Economics, General16
Information Science & Studies510
Communication, General69
Philosophy15
Occupational Therapy & Therapist15
Educational & Instructional Technology14
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American & Chicano Studies12
Clinical Psychology12
Nursing Education11
Dance, General10
Early Childhood Education and Teaching10
School Psychology10
Engineering Technology, General9
General Studies8
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography8
Crisis & Emergency & Disaster Management8
Business & Commerce, General8
Marine Sciences7
Creative Writing7
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies6
Bilingual and Multilingual Education6
Sustainability Studies6
Engineering Physics & Applied Physics5
Art & Art Studies, General5
Nursing Administration5
Computer and Information Sciences, General4
Legal Studies, General4
Engineering & Industrial Management3
Experimental Psychology3
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor3
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management2
Computational Science2
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies1
Grand Total4,4561,22531
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate46%39%51%
  • Full-time retention rate - 76%
  • Part-time retention rate - 65%

Publications & Citations

Publications
947
Citations
26,462

Publication count by topic

Psychology
126
Mathematics
86
Materials science
76
Biology
67
Medicine
64
Computer science
59
Business
58
Chemistry
54
Physics
53
Economics
43
Political science
40
Sociology
39
Environmental science
18
Geography
15
Engineering
14
History
13
Geology
5
Philosophy
4
Art
1

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Physics71818,832
Sociology1655577
History25446
Political science263870
Psychology2659931
Economics2728200
Business3020176
Materials science3117656
Mathematics3165390
Philosophy33221
Engineering3544153
Biology3735646
Environmental science378587
Geology393411
Computer science4067225
Geography414425
Chemistry4656161
Medicine4733124

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
201210
201301
201426
20153735
2016146457
20171562089
20181456547
20191777294
20201826884

General info

Alternative namesUniversity of Texas Rio Grande Valley
UTRGV
UT Rio Grande Valley
Founded2013
WikipediaUniversity of Texas Rio Grande Valley
MottoDisciplina Praesidium Civitatis
Cultivated mind is the guardian genius of democracy
Colorsorange, gray, green, navy blue
Academic CalendarSemesters
Total FTE staff3,748
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address1201 W University Dr
Edinburg, Texas, 78539-2999
United States
City population99,000
Phone9566652011
Fax+1 (956) 381 2150

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